Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Butte MT schools closed: principles strike over 1%

Butte School District 1 and Teamsters’ Union 2, which represented the 15 principals, assistant principals and directors at a last-chance meeting Tuesday evening, could not strike a deal which would have allowed schools to continue to operate.

The disagreement is a 1 percent difference in the size of a salary increase for the administrators.

The school district offered a 2 percent raise on administrators’ base salary in addition to their guaranteed raises for experience. That would amount to at least a 4.4 percent annual pay increase for all the administrators.

The union countered last Friday with a proposal to accept a 1 percent raise for this year, while maintaining their request for the 4 percent.